Almond Buff – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2018 is Almond Buff.

PANTONE 14-1116
Almond Buff
Natural baby camel hue with understated appeal.

Almond Buff

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have been inspired by the color Almond Buff! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

Tami Wooliver from HannaHerbals says:

Our Amber Noir fragrance oil is a sweet and sultry fusion of creamy vanilla and rich amber with undertones of sandalwood and musk. Complex, intriguing and sensual. We have paired it with this lovely goats milk soap. The goat’s milk comes from a wonderful farm down the road. Full rich lather, lots of bubbles. Give your skin the wonderful glow of health and well-being by using the Reef Red Clay. It’s high iron content and essential minerals help to replenish and regenerate the epidermis of the skin to create soft and healthy glowing skin. This is a cold process soap. We use only certified organic oils and butters in our soaps.

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Lisa VH from PricklyPawWood says:

Happy Fall Y’all wooden banner is inspired by the hottest trending pantone color, Almond Buff. This understated hue is a long-lasting addition to your elegant seasonal home décor. Its neutral tones and warmth make this a banner a décor piece you will want to display prominently across your fireplace mantel, at your home entrance, or as an accent to a beautiful garland. It also stores so nicely into a square so it won’t take up lots of space after the season has passed!

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Almond Buff – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018 board!

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Tofu – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2018 is Tofu.

PANTONE 11-4801
Tofu
Creamy white staple.

Tofu

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have been inspired by the color Tofu! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2 says:

This White 14 Count Aida 27 x 28 Counted Cross Stitch Quality Heirloom Fabric captures the look and feel of the CIJ Patone color Tofu: you could use this to stitch a name, a holiday meme, or anything else you want to stitch from a pattern or your imagination:

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frances from supplysideeconomics says:

Here are two sheers.

One is tofu…fresh tofu right out of the big bulk bucket from Whole food Store.

On the right is tofu sautéed with a bit of tamari soy.

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Tofu – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018 board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

Elevated Halloween Trends for 2018: Etsy

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I am fascinated by trends. Are you? There are weather trends, work place trends, business trends, job trends, food trends, real estate trends, hair trends, fashion trends color trends and so on.

The definition of a trend is a general direction in which something is developing or changing. In college I took several classes on trends. I remember distinctly studying pre peak – peak – post peak timelines. I find trends intriguing. They pique my curiosity.

Trends unite us. Give us a common ground. A connecting point.

This article is inspired by the Elevated Halloween Trends for 2018: Etsy article on the Etsy blog.

DECOR (Fright Factory, True Crime, Mysticism, Skull Planters) and COSTUMES (Coordinated Costumes, Girl Power, Smudge-Proof “Makeup” are the trends on Etsy! Here are a few trend inspired items from members of the Etsy Christmas In July team.

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mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2 says:

I think this black cat and floating pumpkins represent the “Mysticism” Etsy trend theme. I have lived with many a black cat and they are all spooky lovely creatures!

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Elevated Halloween Trends for 2018 Pinterest board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

Sargasso Sea – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2018 is Sargasso Sea.

PANTONE 19-4031
Sargasso Sea
Boundless and fathomless blue mooring the palette.

SargassoSea

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have been inspired by the color Sargasso Sea! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

Margie Sarrao from ZenCatPottery says:

Sargasso Sea is a gorgeous deep navy. I have used the ceramic technique known as “sgraffito” to decorate this spoon rest. Sgraffito is scratching through a surface to reveal a lower layer of a contrasting color. In this case I scratched through a layer of dark blue slip (liquid clay) to reveal the white clay beneath.

Sgraffito has been used on walls in Europe since classical times and was popularized in Italy in the 15th and 16th centuries. It can even be found in African art! Sgraffito is my favorite technique for decorating pottery because I love color and because it gives me a chance to draw freely, without following/tracing a pattern.

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zizzybob from zizzybob says:

A very popular thing to do when in Key West Florida is to take a sunset cruise. This card represents that. It would also make a great card for any sailing fans.

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mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2 says:

This fat quarter embodies the essence of Sargasso Sea, with it’s boundless blue! Use this fabric for quilting, doll making, general sewing, or kids crafts.

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Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Sargasso Sea – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018 board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

Member Feature: HollyBeeandCompany

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join us in welcoming Debbie of HollyBeeandCompany, our featured member!

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Tell us about yourself.

I am a compassionate women who loves to be passionate about my businesses. I love taking something that is pretty much nothing and finding a new use for it! I love coffee, yoga and being creative.  One of my greatest passion is helping others find their talents and put them to use. I love seeing others succeed!

When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?

I opened my business 4 years ago just selling to my local community. Two years ago I had a friend encouraged me to open an Etsy store to expand. I have always been creative and sold items here and there but Etsy took me to the next level. I absolutely love the growth I have had in the past 2 years on Etsy. I love sharing my talents and seeing all the different places my work goes around the world.

Tell us a bit about your products.

We use a lot of reclaimed materials in our products. We like to keep with the idea of taking something old and making it new. We make all our stain from earth pigment so each piece is unique in the fact that the stain is custom. We liked to work with the outdoor elements and bring a touch of outdoors inside.

What inspires your work?

Nature inspires us. We also like to keep up with the trends and incorporate that into our own style! Yoga and meditation is where a lot of my inspiration comes from. When the mind is quite it is free to create.

What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?

My goal is to expand my following and my customer base. We want to continue to add new designs to our shop and offer the best products we can. I would love to see my business double in size by the end of this year. It is our dream to have Hollybee and Company be our full time income that allows us freedom to do what we love most.

What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?

It is our desire to see everyone be successful at what they are doing. We care deeply for our customers and send each product out with love and hope. I also think our passion for keeping things as environmentally clean and safe as possibly by using natural products as much as possible sets us apart.

One thing for sure we are grateful for each and every order we receive. We love what we do!

Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?

We work from our basement and garage right now. We are hoping our dreams of owning a separate studio come true this year For now it has served us to work from home.

What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?

Photography, shipping, and marketing. It’s so hard to say because I feel everyday I learn something new. If I had waited until I thought I had everything figured out I wouldn’t have ever opened my my shop. The one thing I would say is ask for help. Hire out what you are not comfortable doing. Don’t try to be everything all the time. Wearing too many hats leads to burnout.

Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?

Just go for it! You never know until you try and there is a place for everyone! I am a dive in and figure things out as you go kinda gal. You will learn and grow. Don’t be afraid to push yourself past your fears and step into something. If you fail you just try again. I would say I have learned to fail faster. The faster I fail the quicker I will succeed. Not all my products have been successful but I kept trying and it has been a joy!

When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?

I do a lot of yoga, hiking, and  spending time outdoors. We love to travel. Mostly this business is my hobby and I am lucky to have it as a job as well.

What is your favorite quote?

Whatever is good for the soul do that!

Where can people find out more about your business?

Website: www.hollybeecompany

Instagram: hollybeeandcompany

Facebook: HollyBee and Company

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If you would like to be featured, please go to the CIJ Etsy Forum and fill out the questionnaire. Please note you must be a member of the CIJ Etsy team to be featured.

Member Feature: HellaGanorJewelry

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join us in welcoming Hella of HellaGanorJewelry, our featured member!

HellaGanorJewelry

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Hella. I’m jewelry designer, sculptor and manufacturing jewelry for over 25 years.

I was born in Tel Aviv, Israel.

At my jewelry design I love combining materials in a nontraditional manner such as gold, gemstones, diamonds with nontraditional materials such as stainless steel, and other industrial materials.

My passion for jewelry design comes from architecture and sculpturing.

HellaGanorJewelry

When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?

I opened my business 30 years ago as I was frustrated that I could not find then a piece of Jewelry I liked.

On the other hand I wanted to become an architect but life had different path for me.

Tell us a bit about your products.

The Netline Collection combines classy, reserved cachet with contemporary spirit. The distinctive look is rooted in design and production techniques which bring together handicraft and 3-D computer printing. Created with this unique technology, common now among avant-garde architects, the pieces hug the body and flow with its natural movement. The pieces surge on with fine lines, as in an etching, evoking sensations of both hollowness and wholeness while making extraordinary use of the inner spaces of each piece, and coalescing into rich but airy objects.

What inspires your work?

My passion for jewelry design comes from architecture and sculpturing (big jewelry).

What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?

My future goals are to have worldwide sales both retail and wholesale.

What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?

My design and high quality stands out!

Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?

Yes, I have a separate studio and I work with other manufactures.

What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?

You need to have patience and passion, high quality items and great customer service.

Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?

You need to have patience and passion, high quality items and great customer service.

When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?

I love my work and design is my passion. To unwind I like to walk on the beach or travel to different countries and learn about people, their life & culture.

Where can people find out more about your business?

In my new website: hellaganor

My Etsy shop: HellaGanorJewelry

Facebook (HE): HellaGanorShop

Facebook (EN): HellaGanorJewelry

Pinterest: hellaganor

Instagram: hellaganor  

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If you would like to be featured, please go to the CIJ Etsy Forum and fill out the questionnaire. Please note you must be a member of the CIJ Etsy team to be featured.